New England Patriots: Center Dan Koppen Set to Meet with Tennessee Titans

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIApril 3, 2012

DENVER - OCTOBER 11:  Center Dan Koppen #67 of the New England Patriots prepares to snap the ball as the offensive line readies for pass protection against the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 11, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-17 in overtime.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Two-time Super Bowl champion and one-time Pro Bowl center Dan Koppen is scheduled to meet with the Tennessee Titans at some point this week, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean

Koppen has been the New England Patriots' starting center since 2003 but missed the majority of 2011 with a fractured left ankle and fibula, suffered in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins which ultimately led to his placement on injured reserve.

While Koppen was out, New England relied on Dan Connolly to fill in as the team's starting center and he certainly was an integral part in the team's appearance in Super Bowl XLVI. In fact, the Patriots re-signed Connolly at the start of free agency to a three-year, $9.7 million contract. 

I am not expecting Koppen to return with the Patriots in 2012.

Koppen has had a stellar career with the Patriots as he was the man that anchored one of the league's top offensive lines. That group has done a superb job at protecting Tom Brady throughout the years. 

Where ever Koppen may land, all of Patriots fans should wish him the best of luck as he certainly made his impact throughout the dynasty years of the New England Patriots. 


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